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NuvaRing Safety Information

NuvaRing® (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring) is a method of birth control that comes in the form of a vaginal ring. Although most women tolerate this contraceptive well, you should review the safety information for NuvaRing with your healthcare provider before you start using it.
Combined oral contraceptives (which are very similar to NuvaRing) may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer or cervical cancer. They also increase the risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. It is assumed that NuvaRing also has these risks. Make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had a blood clot, stroke, heart attack, or chest pain.
NuvaRing may not be safe or suitable for everyone. You should not use this form of birth control if you have heart disease, very high blood pressure, liver disease, or headaches with neurological symptoms (such as migraines with aura).
(Click NuvaRing Warnings and Precautions for more information, including more warnings on who should not use this method of birth control and a more complete list of complications that may occur with NuvaRing.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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